Bloom Grow Shine ~

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It began, once upon a time, with a piece of my very own hand-dyed fabric.  Enter:  Margaret Applin‘s thermofax screen, in tulips.  {yes this was begun last spring!}

Also enter in Caran D’ache watercolor crayons, in periwinkle blue and orange tones, as a highlight and accent on the tulips… {so fun to do!}

Free motion quilting with a white King Tut thread… and YLI variations thread, too… which also is to say… I need some more practice!

Hey ~ it’s finito!

{Love that!}

and a bit of Superior Threads “Glitter” thread, in just a few spots… here and there.

It was tough to get good pictures – or good light this weekend. This is my third set of pics.  We did this in the bright sunshine, outside in the yard, late on Sunday afternoon, so there’s lots of shadows, unfortunately.  So it goes…

and a sweet cooperating husband … doing his best “Wilson” imitation {from that long-ago “Tool Time” tv comedy show!} I asked him to smile for the camera — he assured me he was!

I deliberately left some open space, which is kind of hard for me to do, actually.  But I think … I like it.  What do you think?  Leave it – add to it?!!

A productive weekend for me, sew happy to say!  I made a few more placemats in another creative version of the classic round shape — {will show those in a later post}, finished this piece, cleaned out my studio a bit… saw some older {but so fun} unfinished projects… which means …. 

CHRISTMAS! Yes.  Yes, I did. I’ve BEGUN. It’s time!  Have you started Christmas quilting projects yet?  I bet you have!  {I’m always a bit behind!} 


Comments 6

  1. Beautiful – I just love your stitching Leslie! I have not started Christmas gifts yet, but that is just around the corner! A few projects out of the way first and then I will begin :*)

  2. i am always amazed, at your creativity, i love the open space and the details that you have added on the right…Christmas, thoughts have me a bit nervous, i need to check the calender…

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